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Luke 3:21

The Baptism and Genealogy of Jesus

21 When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened

Read Luke 3:21 Using Other Translations

Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,
Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened,
One day when the crowds were being baptized, Jesus himself was baptized. As he was praying, the heavens opened,

What does Luke 3:21 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Luke 3:21

Now when all the people were baptized
That came from several parts to John for this purpose, even as many as he judged to be proper subjects of that ordinance, as many of the common people, publicans, soldiers

it came to pass that Jesus also being baptized;
of John in Jordan, he coming from Galilee thither on that account:

and praying;
after he was baptized, for the coming down of the Spirit upon him, as man, to anoint, and qualify him for his office he was now about to enter on publicly: and for success in it, and for a testimony from heaven, that he was the Son of God, and true Messiah:

the heaven was opened;
(See Gill on Matthew 3:16).

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